Samsung Internet@TV Adds Hulu Plus Support to HDTVs

CNET has just posted a review of Samsung's latest LED 6500 HDTV, which includes Ethernet connectivity (Wi-Fi adapter available), DLNA/UPnP (aka AllShare), and apps support via its Internet@TV platform. One of the unexpected additions is Hulu Plus — making it the first HDTV to include the premium offering. CNET claims Hulu Plus on the TV [...]

NETGEAR Unveils Its New 2/4/6-Bay ReadyNAS Ultra Family

These days it seems customers have an endless number of networked storage device options to consider — including backup services in the cloud via PC software. Being the case, NETGEAR has taken the kitchen sink approach and unveiled a new line of ReadyNAS Ultra products that includes every conceivable function one would want, and some [...]

Stream Audio Outputted by Your PC to Any DLNA/UPnP Compliant Device via Jamcast

Here's an interesting offering. Jamcast is $29.99 music server software application for Windows that allows users to stream audio to a game console, mobile phone, tablet, HDTV, or other DLNA/UPnP networked media device (there's word you can access your music over the Internet as well). Jamcast essentially captures any audio your computer is playing (including [...]

Will DLNA Be the Next Must-Have Mobile Phone Feature?

We showed you last week that Motorola's Droid X handset was DLNA certified and had the capability to function as a Controller to a DLNA compliant PC media server. In other words, you could use the Droid X to navigate available media and tell the PC to play back video, for example, on the computer's [...]

WD TV Live HD Gets a New Windows Sticker and ‘Play To’ Functionality

Microsoft has blessed Western Digital's HD network media player with Windows 7 compatibility. So, in addition to being a perfectly capable UPnP client, WD TV Live HD now supports Play To functionality directly from Windows Media Player 12. In other words, just about any media file accessible by Windows Media Player can be zapped to [...]

Hauppauge Intros the MediaMVP-HD Digital Media Player

Hauppauge has added a new model to their long established MediaMVP product lineup. The new device, which we got a sneak peek of at CeBIT 2009,  is known as the Hauppauge MediaMVP-HD Digital Media Player and will feature, as you might suspect, support for 1080p video via HDMI. The MediaMVP-HD comes loaded with a UPnP [...]

Pogoplug Adds Media Streaming and Active Copy Folder Backups

Big news for current and prospective Pogoplug users. The company today is announcing that the device will support music, photo, and video streaming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (I'm waiting to hear back if it's designed to work with any DLNA/UPnP enabled device - see response below). In addition, the Pogoplug can now be [...]

PlugPlayer UPnP iPhone App Offers Some Interesting Functionality

It occurred to me that the Apple iPad has no native, cross-platform media streaming capabilities (a big missed opportunity if you ask me). Being the case, I did a quick search on Google for an iPhone app, since most are compatible with the new iPad, and discovered PlugPlayer (iTunes - $4.99). What's interesting is that [...]